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Journalism/PR students named Liberal Arts ambassadors

| October 4, 2017

Senior Sarah Bahr
Senior Sarah Bahr

Nine Department of Journalism and Public Relations students were recently named student ambassadors for the School of Liberal Arts. Ambassadors serve as hosts and assist at School events such as the Sabbatical Speaker Series, the Joseph Taylor Symposium and Commencement. Ambassadors also work to promote the School and help with student recruitment, and alumni and donor relations.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to talk to other IUPUI students and community members about a program I’m passionate about for the second straight year,” says senior journalism/English/Spanish major Sarah Bahr, a returning ambassador. “I’m most looking forward to representing the school at some intriguing upcoming Sabbatical Speaker Series events, such as English professor Terry Kirts’ food-fueled ‘Chowder Diaries’ talk. On the social media side of things, I’m excited to showcase a ‘Day in the Life of a Liberal Arts Student’ via a Twitter takeover I’m doing later this month.”

Here’s the full list of journalism/PR student ambassadors:

Sarah Bahr

Tashi Copeland

Andrew Heck

Alyssa Hutchinson

Jaycie Kemp

Marina Konow

Tarena Lofton

Maria Makeever

Molly Smith

“We are very proud of the work our students do in our classes,” says Jonas Bjork, chair of the Department of Journalism and Public Relations. “As student ambassadors, they will have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and talent on an even wider scale.”

Candidates are nominated by a faculty member and go through an application, screening and interview process. Ambassadors serve for one year.